Off to school

Hard to believe our little boy is now 5 and going to school. Where did the time go?!



Settling in

Poppy, the newest member of the Barratt family, is settling in nicely. She has already claimed the top of the couch as her special spot. She is a lovely little cat and is great with Jake.   Its nice to give a rescue animal a loving home. Remember: AdoptDontShop



Our new arrival

The new addition to the Barratt family joins us in a week. we are adopting Tina (to be renamed Poppy) from the lovely people at Upper Hutt Animal Rescue.  We are all looking forward to welcoming her into our home.


A new country

I’ve been meaning to write more on this blog but i just haven’t made the time, which is really slack of me.

I guess now is a good time as any to write an update, as the main news is that at the age of 73, my mum has made a huge change and is emigrating out here to New Zealand!

Its very exciting for us all and especially good for Jake as he will have his other grandma in the same country and also the same town. Mum is looking to find a place here in Featherston, and arrives in 3 weeks time. As we speak her belongings are on a large container ship heading this way.

I found it hard enough emigrating out here as a single man with no job and no accommodation waiting for me, so for my mum to be this adventurous at her age is amazing and a real example to me.

I’m so pleased for her that she gets an opportunity to live in this amazing country (which she loves) and to look forward to some wonderful times which are ahead. i really believe God has some good things in store for her!